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Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Presentation of a Chalice to the Archbishop of New Orleans by Pope Benedict XVI


National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Before leaving, I would like to pause to acknowledge the immense suffering endured by the people of God in the Archdiocese of New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina, as well as their courage in the challenging work of rebuilding. I would like to present Archbishop Alfred Hughes with a chalice, which I hope will be accepted as a sign of my prayerful solidarity with the faithful of the Archdiocese, and my personal gratitude for the tireless devotion which he and Archbishops Philip Hannan and Francis Schulte showed toward the flock entrusted to their care.

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When I visited the cathedral of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and saw the Archbishop last January - where I received a third class relic of Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau - I was greatly impressed with the design of their Cathedral. Does anyone have a photo of this new chalice?


del_button April 25, 2008 at 11:16 AM
Seminarian Nicholas said...


I have looked everywhere and cannot seem to find a pix of the chalice. The Archdiocese of New Orleans has no mention of it on its website currently, but I suppose if we wait patiently, it will soon be on there. If I find something I'll let you know. Do the same please if you find something first. Happy Easter!

In the risen Lord,


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